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Bloemfontein Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bloemfontein Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

BFN Airport Overview

bloemfontein airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bloemfontein Bram Fischer International Airport.

What to Expect

Bloemfontein Airport (code: BFN) has a small terminal that services a few domestic destinations. Facilities include a pub and a couple shops. Free WiFi is available to help pass the time. Economy class passengers looking to upgrade their airport experience can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and rates.

Sleeping in Bloemfontein Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Bloemfontein Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Bidvest Premier Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Bloemfontein Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel near Bloemfontein Airport:

  • Road Lodge Bloemfontein Airport – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Bloemfontein Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available for MWEB members and Internet Solutions subscribers, otherwise timed WiFi access can be purchased using a credit card.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? Nedbank has an ATM located landside, on the left side. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby changing facilities are available in all women’s restrooms.

Conference Rooms – The airport has a conference room that can fit 20 people. Reservations must be made in advance. Rate: R200. Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM (Mon – Fri).

Duty Free & Shopping – No duty free shop. The airport has an electronics shop in the ground floor of the terminal building.

Food & Drinks – The airport has a Mugg and Bean coffee shop and Sweets from Heaven shop. Location: Landside, Ground Floor.

Information Desk – Location: Arrivals Hall. Hours: 5:45AM – 8:00PM (Mon-Fri), 8:00AM – 4:00PM (Sat), and 8:00AM – 8:00PM (Sun).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Provided at the First Aid Station (landside).

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Mobile Phone Rentals – Available at Vodafone, on the ground floor of the terminal.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch the planes take off while at the airport. Location: Airside, inside terminal building.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking – There is a designated smoking lounge available airside.

Airport Hours

Information not available. If you know the hours, click here to update this airport guide and we will update the guide.


Bloemfontein airport is served by the following airlines: Cemair • Mango Airlines • SA Airlink • South African Airways.


Car Rentals

Several companies offer car rentals onsite: Avis • Bidvest • Europcar • First Car Rental • Hertz • National • Tempest.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Shuttles and Taxis

Both shuttles and taxis are available outside the terminal building. Their schedules match flight arrivals.

Last updated: 2023-03-21

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.